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The Vector .45 ACP is a submachine gun featured in Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4, and Far Cry 5.

Far Cry 3Edit

Vector .45 ACP

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Category SMG
Price $3275
Shredder: $3275
Ammunition SMG Rounds
Magazine size 30 (50 for Shredder)
Maximum ammo 240
Attachment slots 3
Supported attachments Sound Suppressor
Extended Magazine
Optical Sight
Red Dot Sight
Reflex Sight

Shredder:
Extended Magazine
Optical Sight
Sound Supressor
Vectorstats

“The Vector .45 ACP is a more recent design that enables an extremely high rate of fire without all the troublesome recoil. It's accurate and handles well in close quarters combat.”
in-game handbook


“This sub machinegun stole the limelight in 2006. It sports a unique recoil system which makes it easy to control while laying on the trigger. Basically, that means you can throw lead downrange and it won’t be scattered all over the place like the dignity of an old man at a children's urinal.”
Survival Guide


In Far Cry 3, it can only be obtained from the shop since it's neither carried by the Rakyat, Privateers nor the Pirates. While the weapon is not available for purchase until the player reaches the Southern Island, its signature version can be unlocked while still on the North Island. The basic version is also briefly given to the player during one of the final missions on the North Island. It becomes free after activating 12 Radio Towers.

In Far Cry 4, it can only be attained by progressing in the campaign.

Signature VersionEdit

In Far Cry 3, a signature version called the Shredder is available for purchase after the player finds 10 Memory Cards. It has a custom paint job, an Optical Sight, a Suppressor, an extended 50-round magazine, enhanced accuracy and damage, and costs $3275.

The Shredder is a very powerful weapon that can take down small groups of enemies with ease. The suppressor allows the Shredder to silently eliminate targets when playing with a stealthier approach, while the extended magazines allow the weapon to be used in large fire fights, as well. Combined with the fact that the weapon can kill lightly armored enemies in just a short burst of bullets, the Shredder is one of the best guns to equip, simply because of its versatility and sheer power. It should be noted, however, that when fighting Heavy Gunners you may want to choose a weapon with better burst damage, as prolonged gunfights with these enemies can often be lethal. The SPAS-12 is an excellent choice, as the high damage combined with the quick fire-rate can down a Heavy Gunner at close range fairly quickly when aiming for headshots. The AMR is also an extremely powerful weapon, being able to kill Heavy Gunners in just one shot, at the cost of a low fire-rate and awkward handling at close ranges.

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Far Cry 4Edit

The Vector returns in Far Cry 4. It can only be attained by progressing in the campaign. In the multiplayer, the Vector is the second sub-machine gun to be unlocked.

Signature VersionEdit

The Shredder returns as the signature version of the Vector, and is very similar to its Far Cry 3 counterpart. It is unlocked by reaching Karma level 6.

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TipsEdit

  • Due to having the highest rate of fire, it can quickly shred through ammunition if the player's aim is poor.
  • Due to its poor damage and range it should only be used in close quarters.
  • The signature version, the Shredder, seems to lose some punch and precision when used against targets on the range limit. Used in close quarters, however, it is one of the best weapons available.
  • Thanks to the fast rate of fire and combined with the sound suppressor, it can be used effectively to clean small groups of enemies fast and silently (advisable when the Shredder is not available).
  • In Shanath Arena, the Vector is sometimes thrown to the player when he/she has reached a high arena rank. Due to its superior fire-rate, it can prove very useful for clearing out squads and packs of wolves or dholes.
  • The Vector .45 ACP is the only sub-machine gun that supports 3 attachments to it. Only due to the suppressor, extended magazine and the modified sights.

BugsEdit

  • It is possible to "Holster" your weapon while using the Shredder. While equipped, sprint forward and jump. In mid air, pull out your camera. Put your camera away by pressing Up on the D-pad (NOT using Y) once you land and your weapon should be "Holstered" (Confirmed for 360 using unique variant only, not sure if glitch works with standard Vector as well)
  • Sometimes when running and holding the Vector, it can disappear (like when in friendly village) and appear again.

TriviaEdit

  • The Vector is made by a U.S. manufacturer named KRISS USA, Inc.
  • The real-life Vector has 25-round magazine with optional MagEx 25+ extension.


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Far Cry 3 Weapons
Melee: Machete  •  Japanese Tanto  •  Tribal Knife
Sidearms: .44 Magnum (Cannon)  •  1911 ("Shadow")  •  6P9  •  D50  •  Mk.23 (Cut Content)
Shotguns: 1887  •  M133  •  SPAS-12
SMG: A2000  •  BZ19  •  MP5  •  Skorpion  •  Vector .45 ACP
Assault Rifles: ACE  •  AK47  •  F1  •  MS16  •  P416  •  STG-90
Sniper Rifles: M-700  •  SVD  •  Z93
Machine Guns: DShK  •  PKM  •  U100  •  MKG
Launchers: RPG-7  •  GL-94
Specials: Recurve Bow  •  Flamethrower
Other
Explosives: Molotov  •  C4  •  Grenade  •  Mine
Equipment: Wingsuit  •  Repair Tool  •  Flare Gun
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Far Cry 4 Weapons
Melee: Kukri
Sidearms: Mark IV  •  M-712  •  1911 (Sandman)  •  6P9  •  A.J.M. 9  •  .44 Magnum (Cannon)  •  D50  •  D2  •  A99  •  Skorpion  •  M-79  •  Auto-Crossbow  •  Flare Gun
Shotguns: M133  •  1887  •  SPAS-12
SMG: MP34  •  A2000  •  MP5  •  Vector .45 ACP  •  BZ19
Assault Rifles: AK-47  •  STG-90  •  F1  •  MS16  •  P416  •  A52
Sniper Rifles: Dragunov SVD  •  M-700  •  Z93  •  SA-50
Machine guns: PKM  •  U100  •  MKG  •  MG42
Launchers: RPG-7  •  GL-94  •  GL-A87  •  LK-1018
Specials: Flamethrower  •  Harpoon Gun  •  Hunter Bow  •  Recurve Bow  •  .700 Nitro
Equipment
Items: Grenade  •  Molotov Cocktail  •  Throwing Knife  •  C4  •  Mine  •  Wingsuit
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Far Cry 5 Weapons
Melee: Fists (Brass Knuckles)  •  Shovel (Optimism)  •  Pipe (Socket Pipe - Bolted Pipe)  •  Bat (Baseball Bat - Aluminum Bat - Spiked Bat - Tooth and Nail - Wisdom)  •  Paddle (Whack!)  •  Branch
Sidearms: 1911 ("The Shark" - "Toaster" - "Golden Aerie" - "Aerial Force" - "Doomsday Prepper")  •  .44 Magnum (L - "Sixer" - "Cannon" - Steel & Ivory)  •  SMG-11  •  P226 ("Amendment 2")  •  M9 ("Red Flag")  •  Skorpion ("Big Spender")  •  A-99  •  D2 ("Sin Eater" - "Outlaw")  •  M-79 ("Shark Shooter")  •  D50 ("Sovereign")  •  P08 "Pastel Power"
Shotguns: M133 (M133 M - M133 MS - "The Grand Slam")  •  SBS ("The Farmhand")  •  SPAS-12 ("Flameout")
SMG: MP5 (MP5K - MP5SD - "American Muscle" - "Hours of Darkness")  •  MP40  •  Vector .45 ACP ("4 Color Fun")  •  MP34 (Rye & Sons)
Assault Rifles: AR-C ("The Shark" - "Silver & Carbon Fiber" - "Stars 'n Stripes")  •  45/70 (45/70-T - "Fall's Ghost")  •  MS16 (Trooper)  •  AK-47 (AK-M - "The Whitetailer" - "Warrior")  •  M-16  •  BP-2 ("Infinite Fun")
Sniper Rifles: AR-CL ("Sharkbite")  •  308 Carbine ("Old Flame")  •  MBP .50 (Jacob's Rifle - Gold & Steel)  •  SA-50 ("Free State")  •  SVD
Machine Guns: M60 (M60 V)  •  M249 ("Militia")  •  MG42 "Buzzkill"
Launchers: RPG-7  •  RAT4  •  Shovel Launcher ("Big Farma")
Specials: Compound Bow ("Big Game Hunter")  •  Recurve Bow  •  Slingshot  •  Flamethrower (Flames on Flames - "Flamebearer" - "Cleansing Fire")  •  Magnopulser
Throwables
Slot 1: Molotov  •  Remote Explosive  •  Proximity Explosive
Slot 2: Throwing Knife  •  Smoke Grenade  •  Bait
Slot 3: Grenade  •  Dynamite  •  Pipe Bomb
Other
Equipment: Wingsuit  •  Grapple  •  Parachute  •  Repair Torch  •  Binoculars
Fishing Rods: Fishing Rod (Natural - Wonderboy - Old Betsy)